experience and credentials

Phil LaRocco… +1.973.489.7512 … philiplarocco1@gmail.com … pjl2109@columbia.edu

  • Over thirty years experience at the intersection of the public and private sectors … leveraging public purposes and private sector initiative … blending financial, economic, social and environmental returns … working with blank pieces of paper and broken plans and projects …
  • Director of trade and economic development for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey … managed NY World Trade Center … developed inner city industrial parks in the South Bronx, Yonkers and Elizabeth … developed Essex Country (Newark) 2,250 ton-per day waste to energy facility … staff of 550 organized in twelve units managing $750 m per year … understands big, complex organizations and public purposes … moved on in 1990 to do his own thing.
  • Founder and CEO (through 2009) of pioneering not-for-profit energy investment company E+Co operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America and SE Asia … directed investment in over 150 energy enterprises in more than twenty companies … built relationships between big institutions (e.g., Rockefeller Foundation, UN Environmental Programme, European Development Finance and Development organizations, U.S. AID, World Bank Group and International Finance Corporation) and more than 150 small and medium sized energy enterprises (e.g., SELCO-India, Toyola-Ghana and La Esperanza-Honduras)… see New York Times profile here

LaRocco is committed to making training, education and capacity building materials readily available to energy entrepreneurs and other sector professionals…

  • Created Money Management for Energy Enterprises, a step by step guide that begins with receipts and daily cash recording and words its way through to leveraged internal rate of return…
  • Prepared for UNEP, UN Foundation and others a Toolkit for Energy Entrepreneurs… 
  • Authored, with Maria Salinas, UNFCCC technology transfer financing guidebook Guidebook  Preparing and Presenting Proposals…
  • Authored (with Jennye Greene, Ellen Morris and Gina Rodolico) MyBusinessPlan, an on-line training and coaching program for energy entrepreneurs …

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